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Dioon edule

Chestnut Dioon

Key Plant details

Cold Tolerance:


Growth Rate:


Total Height:

3 m tall


Erect or reclining trunk

Leaf Structure:

.7-1.4 m long, bluish-green leaves that taper on each end, with 120-160 linear-lanceolate leaflets

Canopy size:

Obliquely erect crown

Trunk width:

30 cm thick


Full or part sun

Soil requirements:



Diecious, polycarpic, propogated from seed

Water usage:


HEat requirement:

Full or part sun


All parts are toxic when eaten, sharp

Native origin:

Tropical forests of Mexico

Further Reading:

What makes our plants so special? Our location on the cliffs of Santa Barbara receives over 280 days of sunshine a year and we utilize our indigenous soil, mixing it with a specialized amendment. Our plants are routinely watered, fertilized, and trimmed. We always aid our plants to proper health when needs arise, and we do so without the use of sprays.

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